Midnight Oil

[Powderworks] Kiss that girl

SYD XZ/PEISLEY, JEREMY jeremy.peisley at kuehne-nagel.com
Thu Sep 2 16:49:47 MDT 2004

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From: powderworks-bounces at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu
[mailto:powderworks-bounces at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu]On Behalf Of Chris
Sent: Friday, 3 September 2004 1:01 AM
To: powderworks at cs-lists.cs.colorado.edu
Subject: Re: [Powderworks] Kiss that girl

> Yesterday I bashed Kiss That Girl for being the least
> characteristic MO song.
> So of course I went home and listened to it, and realised I was
> wrong. I
> still think the chorus is a bit dull, but the rest of the song is
> great
> and full of really groovy bits. I like it and take back everything!
> I have to give the award to Shakers and Movers instead, just
> because I've
> never really liked that one. For me, that is a soul-lacking song
> on a CD
> where every other song have a strong personality of its own (or
> what to
> call it...).

You seem to equate "least characteristic" with "least good".

Although the Oils are characteristically good, I think that some of their
least characteristic songs are some of their best.  When people are their
most creative, they are more likely to do something that is unique to
itself, and that can only make it more precious.

Some of their least characteristic tracks:
  - Nothing Lost, Nothing Gained
  - Scream in Blue
  - A Crocodile Cries

I guess instrumentals are generally uncharacteristic of the Oils, because
they have had so few as a proportion of their overall output, though they
have had a few.



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